Jesse Lingard has named as his player of the season so far.

The Englishman has been a common opponent of Hazard over the last 12 months for both club and country.

Lingard and Hazard faced off in the third-place playoff, while they also took the field against eachother in the final in May.

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But while they haven’t shared the pitch this season for their respective clubs, the 26-year-old still credited the Belgian’s talents.

Lingard said on Soccer AM: ‘Best player this season? Hazard.’

The Chelsea forward has managed to bag 13 goals in 28 games this season, while Lingard has contributed 5 goals in 23 appearances for United.

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The next time the duo could take the field will be on April 27 when Chelsea travel to Old Trafford for a potential top-four decider.

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